RCPCH response to the NHS Neonatal Toolkit launched today - 4 November 2009

RCPCH response to the NHS Neonatal Toolkit launched today - 4 November 2009

Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health:

"The Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health strongly welcomes the publication of these important standards for the NHS to ensure high quality care of sick newborn babies. We are also pleased to learn there will be a ministerial committee to oversee these Taskforce recommendations.

"However, we urge the government to ensure that the resources and funding needed to implement the recommendations and standards are made available. Babies should not be denied access to one-to-one nursing care and other support which is already available to children and adults in intensive care."